Definitions of charge

  1.   an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving
  2.   blame for make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against he charged me director with indifference
  3.   cause to be agitated excited or roused The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks
  4.   assign a duty responsibility or obligation to He was appointed deputy manager She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance
  5.   heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
  6.   request for payment of a debt they submitted their charges at the end of each month
  7.   attribute responsibility to We blamed the accident on her The tragedy was charged to her inexperience
  8.   move quickly and violently The car tore down the street He came charging into my office
  9.   impose a task upon assign a responsibility to He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend
  10.   a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains
  11.   attention and management implying responsibility for safety he is under the care of a physician
  12.   psychoanalysis the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge
  13.   a task that has been assigned to a person or group a confidential mission to London his charge was deliver a message
  14.   a impetuous rush toward someone or something the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary the battle began with a cavalry charge
  15.   criminal law a pleading describing some wrong or offense he was arrested on a charge of larceny
  16.   a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something the judge's charge to the jury
  17.   the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body either positive or negative and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons the battery needed a fresh charge
  18.   cause to be admitted of persons to an institution After the second episode she had to be committed he was committed to prison
  19.   give over to another for care or safekeeping consign your baggage
  20.   file a formal charge against The suspect was charged with murdering his wife
  21.   a special assignment that is given to a person or group a confidential mission to London his charge was deliver a message
  22.   attention and management implying responsibility for safety he is in the care of a bodyguard
  23.   the swift release of a store of affective force they got a great bang out of it what a boot he got a quick rush from injecting heroin he does it for kicks
  24.   a person committed to your care the teacher led her charges across the street
  25.   the price charged for some article or service the admission charge
  26.   financial liabilities such as a tax the charges against the estate
  27.   saturate The room was charged with tension and anxiety
  28.   energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge I need to charge my car battery
  29.   cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on charge a conductor
  30.   set or ask for a certain price How much do you charge for lunch This fellow charges 100 for a massage
  31.   instruct or command with authority The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem
  32.   instruct a jury about the law its application and the weighing of evidence
  33.   make an accusatory claim The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased
  34.   to make a rush at or sudden attack upon as in battle he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork
  35.   direct into a position for use point a gun He charged his weapon at me
  36.   fill or load to capacity charge the wagon with hay
  37.   provide with munition He loaded his gun carefully
  38.   place a heraldic bearing on charge all weapons shields and banners
  39.   lie down on command of hunting dogs
  40.   pay with a credit card pay with plastic money postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt Will you pay cash or charge the purchase
  41.   demand payment Will I get charged for this service We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel although we stayed only 3 nights
  42.   enter a certain amount as a charge he charged me 15
  43.   To lay on or impose as a load tax or burden to load to fill
  44.   To lay on or impose as a task duty or trust to command instruct or exhort with authority to enjoin to urge earnestly as to charge a jury to charge the clergy of a diocese to charge an agent
  45.   To lay on impose or make subject to or liable for
  46.   To fix or demand as a price as he charges two dollars a barrel for apples
  47.   To place something to the account of as a debt to debit as to charge one with goods Also to enter upon the debit side of an account as to charge a sum to one
  48.   To impute or ascribe to lay to one's charge
  49.   To accuse to make a charge or assertion against a person or thing to lay the responsibility for something said or done at the door of
  50.   To place within or upon any firearm piece of apparatus or machinery the quantity it is intended and fitted to hold or bear to load to fill as to charge a gun to charge an electrical machine etc
  51.   To ornament with or cause to bear as to charge an architectural member with a molding
  52.   To assume as a bearing as he charges three roses or to add to or represent on as he charges his shield with three roses or
  53.   To call to account to challenge
  54.   To bear down upon to rush upon to attack
  55.   To make an onset or rush as to charge with fixed bayonets
  56.   To demand a price as to charge high for goods
  57.   To debit on an account as to charge for purchases
  58.   A load or burder laid upon a person or thing
  59.   A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care custody or management of another a trust
  60.   Custody or care of any person thing or place office responsibility oversight obigation duty
  61.   Heed care anxiety trouble
  62.   Harm
  63.   An order a mandate or command an injunction
  64.   An address esp an earnest or impressive address containing instruction or exhortation as the charge of a judge to a jury the charge of a bishop to his clergy
  65.   An accusation of a wrong of offense allegation indictment specification of something alleged
  66.   The price demanded for a thing or service
  67.   An entry or a account of that which is due from one party to another that which is debited in a business transaction as a charge in an account book
  68.   That quantity as of ammunition electricity ore fuel etc which any apparatus as a gun battery furnace machine etc is intended to receive and fitted to hold or which is actually in it at one time
  69.   The act of rushing upon or towards an enemy a sudden onset or attack as of troops esp cavalry hence the signal for attack as to sound the charge
  70.   A position of a weapon fitted for attack as to bring a weapon to the charge
  71.   A soft of plaster or ointment
  72.   A bearing See Bearing n 8
  73.   Weight import value
  74.   A formal accusation of criminal activity The prosecuting attorney decides on the charges after reviewing police reports witness statements and any other evidence of wrongdoing Formal charges are announced at an arrested person's arraignment
  75.   To squat on its belly and be still a command given by a sportsman to a dog
  76.   Whatever constitutes a burden on property as rents taxes lines etc costs expense incurred usually in the plural
  77.   Thirty six pigs of lead each pig weighing about seventy pounds called also charre
  78.   Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services
  79.   To make an onset
  80.   To rush on or attack load as a gun to command instruct accuse to demand as a price to place something on record as due from or as a debt of
  81.   To make an attack
  82.   An onset quantity with which a firearm etc is loaded an obligation an order authoritative direction price
  83.   To lay on or load to impose or intrust to fall upon or attack to put to the account of to impute to to command to exhort
  84.   That which is laid on cost or price the load of powder etc for a gun attack or onset care custody the object of care command exhortation accusation
  85.   Load injunction object of care care accusation onset
  86.   To load enjoin attack impute to
  87.   To lay or impose something upon instruct enjoin
  88.   To set as a price demand set down something against debit accuse
  89.   To make an onset upon attack
  90.   A load as for a firearm
  91.   Care and custody or the object cared for
  92.   A price entry of indebtedness tax expense cost
  93.   An admonitory address instruction command
  94.   An accusation
  95.   An impetuous onset also the signal for it
  96.   Care custody the object of care order or command injunction duty attack or onset that which is laid on or in burden the quantity with which a gun is loaded the instructions given by a judge to a Jury or by a bishop to the clergy of his diecese accusation price an entry on the debit side of an account a quantity of electrical fluid communicated to a Leyden jar c the figures represented on the escutcheon by which the bearers are distinguished from one another A charge of lead thirty six pigs each containing six stone wanting two pounds each
  97.   To rush on and attack to load or fill to lay on or impose to enjoin to command to place on the debit side of an account to impute to accuse to entrust to give directions to
  98.   That which is laid or imposed on the quantity of powder and shot or balls necessary to load a gun or cannon an onset or attack as on an enemy in battle any person thing or business intrusted or delivered over to another a trust exhortation or instructions by a judge to a jury or by a bishop to his clergy a solemn direction or command accusation or imputation the transactions that constitute a debt cost expense rent or tax on property the quantity of electricity sent into a coated jar
  99.   To rush on to attack to load as a gun to lay on as a tax to intrust to to set down to as a debt to blame to censure to accuse to command exhort or enjoin to give directions to as a judge to a jury or a bishop to his clergy to fill with the electrical fluid

Quotes of charge

  1. The job of mayor and Governor is becoming more and more like the job of university president which I used to be it looks like you are in charge but you are not – Lamar Alexander
  2. Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make both consciously and unconsciously If you can control the process of choosing you can take control of all aspects of your life You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself – Robert Foster Bennett
  3. Of your own indefatigable labor from early dawn and of your explicit instructions that the batteries should reserve their ammunition until the grand charge should commence for which the enemy were undoubtedly preparing – John Bigelow
  4. And basically the sense of the 'Pledge to America' is this Republicans understand when we were in charge we got fired in '06 We spent too much money We defied the trust that the people had put in us And we know that there is a better way – Eric Cantor
  5. If the U N were to be successful in its efforts to control the Internet countries where human rights records range from questionable to criminal could be put in charge of determining what is and is not allowed to appear online – John Doolittle
  6. I've certainly experienced racism but it has not made a great impact on me I have always thought as I got older and older I was more in charge of who I was What someone thought about me or said about me made less of an impression on me at very vulnerable times – Robert Guillaume
  7. Many times I felt like I'd do better than what the director did but some of them got a little discouraged because they didn't have full charge of making the film and sometimes there'd be battles of egos – Ray Harryhausen
  8. I also think stress is related to control When you're in charge of your life you tend to not care about losing control of things that don't really matter like traffic jams – Marilu Henner
  9. His unit is in charge of 5 000 homes and they've only been able to search about 2 percent of them People are standing on roofs or sticking their hands out of air vents so they can get rescued – Allen Johnson
  10. When the show started out it was like all of a sudden we had to do 35 episodes and we had just a month and a half to write them and it took me a while to realize that I was in charge – Mike Judge
  11. The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February – Joseph Wood Krutch
  12. Let the message go out a new generation has taken charge of Labour which is optimistic about our country optimistic about our world optimistic about the power of politics We are optimistic and together we will change Britain – Ed Miliband
  13. The act of conducting in itself of waving my arms in the air and being in charge I didn't miss I missed the sensual pleasure of being in contact with music – Esa-Pekka Salonen
  14. Originally a record producer more or less hired a bunch of professionals to participate in a recording session the performers and the technicians and a music director was put in charge That directly related to a film producer's job – Tony Visconti

Usage examples for charge

  1. She will place in your charge what she loves more than she does herself – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. “ I have a letter for Mr Haye said Winthrop which my brother left in my charge – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  3. Why it was little Molly her own particular charge at school whose reading lesson she heard every day – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
  4. You can take entire charge – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  5. “ I make no charge – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  6. Take charge of these things Rawlins – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  7. At the same moment Wayne cried Charge – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  8. Are you to have charge of it – Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways by Jessie Graham Flower
  9. In less than a minute there were bumpies upon every one of them and two of the bumpies took charge of Marian – Half-Past Bedtime by H. H. Bashford
  10. Besides I look at what he said when he gave her in charge – The Queen Against Owen by Allen Upward
  11. He saw John coming out of the pawnbroker's the day before the charge was made against me – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  12. “ I will take charge if you want me to but my voice is gone – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  13. “ A charge of 10s ” – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  14. “ D'ye think he'd charge – Tales from the Veld by Ernest Glanville
  15. But it was out of his charge now – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  16. I'm on duty then and can't take my eye off my charge – Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag by Louisa M. Alcott
  17. How much shall I charge him – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  18. You'll charge that I never told you that I loved you – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  19. Well Percival what have you to say against this last charge – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  20. “ I wish your father and mother had never left you in my charge for I don't know how to take care of you – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell

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